Saturday, August 3, 2013

R.I.P. Dear Ol' Dad

Greetings, Groove-ophiles. Just stopping in for a moment to let you know Ol' Groove will be taking most--or all--of this week off to take care of family matters. Dear Ol' Dad passed away this morning (8/3/13), so I'm going to be very busy for the next few days. I hope to get things going on schedule again by the end of this week or the first of the next. Until then, please check out this short but heartfelt post from Father's Day 2009 dedicated to Dear Ol' Dad. He was and is my hero.

Pax

Ol' Groove

58 comments:

  1. I am sorry for your loss.Thank you for this treasure trove of entertainment you have provided fans all over the world and enriched peoples lives with.

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  2. So sorry to hear about your father. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  3. Sorry about your Dad, Groove. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Sorry about the demise of your father. As a fellow-comic lover, I hope you have the strength to get over your loss.

    All the best,
    Venkitachalam

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  5. Groove - my deepest condolences. As a loyal reader I encourage you to please take your time and do what you need to do no matter how long it will take. We will all be here when you return. Take care.

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  6. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember that FF issue Thing and Hulk nuff said. Moy

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  7. Yeah, Mike just said what I wanted to say. Take all the time you need and your many followers will still be here. So sorry for your loss, and thanks for the many nights of reading wonder you've brought me!

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  8. Condolences and comfort to you and the family, Groove. We'll all be here when you return.

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  9. Condolences amigo. My Dad passed away nearly ten years ago and a day doesn't go by that I don't think of him. Take the time you need to get this right, it matters.

    Rip

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  10. Groove, I'm so sorry to hear that. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Please don't worry about your blog or your followers - as Mike says above, we'll still be here when you feel ready to return. You will have so much to do / think about at this traumatic time. Just be assured you have support from your virtual friends out here in the blogosphere. Look after yourself,
    Simon ( cerebus660 )

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  11. My thoughts are with you during this tough time...

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  12. So sorry for your loss, Groove. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  13. I'm sorry to read about your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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  14. So sorry my friend. Praying for you and your family.

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  15. Wishing peace to you and your family.

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  16. Deepest sympathies and condolences. Take care of your family, we will all be here when you get back.

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  17. Groove, you have my condolences. The loss of a parent is always such a blow. Please take care of yourself and your family and know we are all thinking good thoughts for you.

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  18. Sorry for your loss.
    Michael dunne

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  19. My sincerest condolences. Take all the time you need.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss Groove-Man.

    I lost my dad 7 years ago and will miss him for the rest of my life.
    His death made me realize a LOT about myself, and about my father's contribution to my character, personality, and values.

    Take care, take your time, enjoy life.

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  21. I've been following this amazing site for a while now, and I thank you for it.
    I lost my mother years ago, and I know there's nothing anyone says which will make it better, but I wish you and your family the best. Take care.

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  22. Groove - My sincere condolences on your father's passing. I know we all, your loyal friends, fans and followers, have you and yours in our prayers. The utmost comfort and spiritual healing to you. We all greatly look forward to your return.

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  23. Hi Lloyd
    It's always sad when we lose anyone. But especially a parent, as many have already said. Take your time, we'll all be here when you get back. I'd like to thank your father too. Without a groovy guy like you. We wouldn't have had so many hours/years of enjoyment. Coming here to your far out site. Giving us great childhood/teen memories. As well as exposing new generations. To this fun filled, action packed daily great escape. To a simpler time. You & your family are all in our thoughts & prayers. Nuff said!

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  24. Sorry to hear that. My condolences. I have been reading your blog and enjoying your posts. I hope you can continue.

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  25. I never commented here, but since you make my life happier every week for years I thought I should give a big hello from Rio de Janeiro in this moment of sadness. "Para o alto e avante!" This is Superman's motto here in Brazil.

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  26. I'm sorry for your loss. Take as much time as you need.

    This is the greatest blog and I am still looking back through your posts and discovering neat things.


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  27. As others have said, we'll be waiting for you when you get back.

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  28. Allow me to add my condolences to the other ones stated here. I know that it is hard to lose a father. We'll be waiting 'til ol' Groove comes back, but 'til then, take time, take care and be well. M.P.

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  29. My condolences to you and your family. Take your time.

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  30. Nothing else to say; everyone above has said it already. Take all the time you need.

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  31. As has been said, condolences at this sad time.

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  32. My condolences,Mr Groove.
    Take care.
    Looking forward to future posts.
    /Mr Anonymous
    p.s.Yes,that's good medicine.

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  33. Sorry for your loss.

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  34. Best to you and yours during this time, Groove.

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  35. So very sorry to hear. Deepest condolences to your family.

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  36. Very sorry to hear that, Groove. My sincere condolences.
    Alan

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  37. No words ever really say it, so I'll just say hold on to the memories, and the love.

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  38. My deep condolences to you and your family. As a regular reader, and an inspired artist by the marvels you present us daily, I only can encourage you to take has much time and do what you need to do.

    As the other said, we will all be here when you return. Take care.

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  39. My condolences to you and your family, Groove. My wish for you is that you will take comfort in good memories.

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  40. Sorry about your father. I lost my Dad eight years ago and I think about him everyday.

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  41. I'm very sorry for your loss. Your dad had to be something special to have been your hero. You can't do better than that as a father. God bless.

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  42. My condolences go out to you and your family Groove. I lost both of my parents some years back so I can empathize with you. You will always miss them but they will forever be a part of you. God bless, Groove, and don't worry, we will be here whenever you return.

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

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  43. I am shocked to read this. When I saw the link, I was hoping it had something to do with a comic story, and was not what it ended up being; don't want that to sound wrong- just that this is very sad; my heart sank for you.

    I've stopped by your blog, off and on, and it is really entertaining. You seem like such an enthusiastic and great person, and this is too much. You put forth such a wonderful attitude- in sharp contrast to my heavy pessimism. It is a nice thing, and genuinely seems honest.

    Everyone says 'sorry', and I know it's a standard response- what else is one really supposed to say- but it just seems that something like losing a Dad, who brought you into this world as a new being, well-- there is no way saying 'I'm sorry.' can cover something like that.

    This is a long commentary, I know. My Dad had a birthday just after this happened with yours, and so I really wanted to say something, even if it can not be enough. I think that people ought to consider their parents and others that they love more- especially seeing that this world is in an increasingly bad place; not in some kind of 'kumbaya', trite kind of way-- NO-- in a sincere, uninhibited, and honest kind of way.

    'Groove': Please let your heart be Well. Concentrate on yourself-- to care for the situation and YOU; it's infinitely important and real. You should take the time you need. Perhaps the enjoyment of doing this blog will end up helping you, as well.

    I hope that what I said is understood, and my words are worthy.

    I Sincerely Wish You Care and Love.

    - ADAM

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  44. Whoah - sorry to hear about that - one of life's rougher circumstances - my sympathies to you and your family on this sad occasion...

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  45. I would also like to add my condolences, having just lost my wee mum just over a month ago now I can sympathise with what you are going through – us “Groovy age” kids had some real superhero parents – take care . McScotty

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  46. I am very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts.

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  47. Groove - what can one say at a time like this? Sorry for your loss. Time does help.

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  48. my deepest condolences. Not a day goes by that I don't often think of my father & it's been shy of 30 years now.
    He sounds like a cool Dad giving you comic books when sick. I remember my father Oops! I mean Santa
    use to put comics as stocking stuffers for Christmas. Take care.

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  49. Groove, sorry for your loss. May he be at peace.

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  50. I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sharon K.

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  51. So sorry to hear of your loss. My dad (also deceased) used to buy me comics when I was sick too.

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  52. Really sorry to hear that, Groove. Hang in there.

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  53. 70's Marvel Fan ForeverAugust 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my father three years ago and know how you feel.....

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  54. So sorry to hear this.

    I went thru the same this time last year.

    All the best to you!

    Al Bigley

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